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    Any Hams out there?
    TKite,
    Hydronaut

    I need a new watch


  • #2
    WB2AHU......about 35 years ago

    (Still have some gear in the attic if you want it)
    Dave

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    • #3
      So do you still operate? I am going to get my license and then try to set up a computer/transceiver system...
      TKite,
      Hydronaut

      I need a new watch

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      • #4
        NQ1T here.

        I'm not on the air right now but my license is still good.

        Dave-what kind of gear we talking about?

        Miao, Cat

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        • #5
          Originally posted by DaveT View Post
          WB2AHU......about 35 years ago

          (Still have some gear in the attic if you want it)
          Sent you a pm earlier, but didn't hear anything back
          TKite,
          Hydronaut

          I need a new watch

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          • #6
            uhhh..., hello?..., cell phones, internet, pocket GPS units...; you guys

            trying to move backwards in Time, like Merlin...?

            You gonna' start hand-winding your not-even-water-resistent pocket watches next...?


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            • #7
              Originally posted by SG View Post
              trying to move backwards in Time, like Merlin...?

              You gonna' start hand-winding your not-even-water-resistent pocket watches next...?


              When all phone systems go out, and the internet goes down, you have only one real option - Ham radio.
              TKite,
              Hydronaut

              I need a new watch

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              • #8
                I made it to a General class license but this was back in the late 70's.

                A couple of years ago I bought a Grundig Sat 750 thinking it would be cool to listen in on the world again, I was amazed how many of the traditional radio stations were no longer broadcasting, I guess the internet killed it.

                I still have a TenTec tranceiver (probably 30 years old but it is solid state and has a digital display...lol), one of those indoor loop antennas with adjustment/tuning box, external speaker/power supply combo, mic, keyer, etc.

                Torrey, PM sent

                Cat, license has long expired but it was fun back in the day
                Dave

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                • #9
                  And...

                  Originally posted by SG View Post
                  trying to move backwards in Time, like Merlin...?

                  You gonna' start hand-winding your not-even-water-resistent pocket watches next...?


                  books made out of paper?
                  Keith

                  Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes; after that, who cares?! He's a mile away and you've got his shoes!

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                  • #10
                    are you going to keep a backup ham radio set....

                    buried deep somewhere for when the EMP strike hits?? If not, the one in your apartment will be toast

                    man, you're in NYC, ground zero for any attack - don't want you to think we won't appreciate the sacrifice you'll be making for the rest of us, kind of like the canary in the mine but.....

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                    • #11
                      so...?, is the burro gonna' wind the crank for you...?

                      Ah, ha, ha...!

                      I just crack me up sometimes...

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                      • #12
                        by the numbers...




                        "In the past five years alone, the number of people holding active ham radio licenses has dropped by 50,000, even though Morse Code is no longer a requirement."

                        and THAT from an article in 2009--three years ago...!



                        From the Jan. 2009 web article:

                        "24 things becoming extinct in America"
                        Last edited by SG; 04-11-2012, 11:50 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by larryccf View Post
                          buried deep somewhere for when the EMP strike hits?? If not, the one in your apartment will be toast

                          man, you're in NYC, ground zero for any attack - don't want you to think we won't appreciate the sacrifice you'll be making for the rest of us, kind of like the canary in the mine but.....
                          When the big one hits, I will not be here...... Well, hopefully not anyway LOL

                          I have a faraday cage to keep my stuff in
                          TKite,
                          Hydronaut

                          I need a new watch

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by SG View Post



                            "In the past five years alone, the number of people holding active ham radio licenses has dropped by 50,000, even though Morse Code is no longer a requirement."

                            and THAT from an article in 2009--three years ago...!



                            From the Jan. 2009 web article:

                            "24 things becoming extinct in America"

                            Funny because HAM has taken a tremendous leap in the past couple of years. After Hurricane Katrina, people started to really realize the value of HAM radio. Believe it or not, many of the guys I have worked with in diving are HAM operators because of the situation with natural disasters.
                            TKite,
                            Hydronaut

                            I need a new watch

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                            • #15
                              WB2LBQ still operate....


                              Let me know if I can help

                              Pwerfel

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